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504 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette
504 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471
618-283-8746618-283-8746
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524 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.01 mi
618-283-0023618-283-0023
501 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.01 mi
618-283-3481618-283-3481
120 S. 6th St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.06 mi
618-431-2277618-431-2277
106 S. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette County 0.07 mi
618-283-9380618-283-9380

The National Road is called the “road that built the nation” because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley, to East St. Louis and the Mississipi River.

410 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.07 mi
618-423-2600618-423-2600
401 Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL. Fayette County 0.08 mi
618-283-9216618-283-9216
612 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.08 mi
618-283-9490618-283-9490
Ramsey Lake Rd. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.14 mi
618-423-2215618-423-2215

The park has over 1900 acres and offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails, walking trail, camping, picnicking and more. There are shelters and a cabin for rent. A small concession business is located in the park. A 13-mile horse trail are located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.

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Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.14 mi

Ten storyboards depicting Abraham Lincoln’s early years as a legislator are installed around Vandalia. Find out about his early romance with Mary Owens, his first protest against slavery and many other little-known historical facts.

About 13 miles Southeast of Vandalia, IL. Fayette County 0.14 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

Spread throughout this area located about 13 miles southeast of Vandalia, are a variety of businesses run by Mennonite families. A country store, several repair shops and other services, greenhouses, produce and baked goods sellers and even a blacksmith can be found here. For a brochure and map, call 618-283-2728.

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131 N. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62247 Fayette 0.15 mi
618-283-1199618-283-1199
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315 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.15 mi
618-283-1161618-283-1161

The oldest Illinois State Capitol building is Federal-style architecture. At the top of the staircase are the Senate and House of Representatives where Abraham Lincoln began his political career.

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321 S. Seventh St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.17 mi
618-283-0832618-283-0832

Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries. Also here is a rare signed copy of Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – noon or by appointment.

110 S 3rd St, Vandalia, Fayette County, IL 62471, United States 0.18 mi
618-283-3095618-283-3095
116 S. Kennedy Boulevard, Vandalia, Fayette County, IL 62471, United States 0.19 mi
618-283-9809618-283-9809
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621 St. Clair St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.32 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

The house is filled with china, furniture, engravings and books belonging to settlers during the time Abraham Lincoln attended the legislature (1834-1839). Tours by appointment.

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1110 S. Eighth St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.53 mi
618-283-1365618-283-1365
Rogier Park Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.83 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

On a large natural stone in the Park, you can see the trail reported to have been used by Abraham Lincoln and others as they traveled between Vandalia and Springfield, IL in the early 1800s. The Lincoln Trail is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

710 W. Orchard St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.87 mi
618-283-1300618-283-1300
1227 N. 4th St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.87 mi
618-283-9105618-283-9105
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